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  • On Apr 12, 2009
    Monica Asked

    I was wondering about the parasailing. I read somewhere that you have to be between 125 and 330 pounds. I weigh about 115. Would i not be able to go?

    I had a FABULOUS time parasailing with my family at Disney World this past Thanksgiving. It's an experience that I highly recommend.

    The stated weight parameters for parasailing are that the weight on each flight must be between 125 and 330 pounds. Whether you could ride solo would be completely up to the discretion of the guides at Sammy Duvall Watersports Center at the Contemporary which runs the parasailing excursions. However, persons of lighter weight are able to ride as a tandem. For example, we were able to have my children parasail (even my daughter who only weights 50 pounds), by having them go up in tandem rides. On one ride, two of my daughters went together and in another, I rode with my third daughter. In each case, the combined weight of the passengers was within the acceptable range. You could certainly ride with another member of your party or possibly a guide to make your flight a safe weight.

    I personally very much enjoyed riding as a tandem with my daughter. We had a great time pointing out all the landmarks to each other. An added benefit of the tandem ride is that the per person cost ends up being lower than if everyone in your group rode alone.

    If you have more questions about the parasailing activity, you should contact the Sammy Duvall Center directly at 407-939-0754.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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